Mandarin Oriental Munich

Neuturmstrasse 1, Munich, Germany

Action Bar

18.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19.5
  • Public Spaces17.5
  • Service19
  • Overall18.5
6
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

From the moment we arrived the hotel staff was nothing but helpful and friendly. We are not demanding travelers by any means, yet they went out of their way to accomodate us. The staff spoke perfect English, which was quite helpful.

The location is quite convienient, being on the edge of the Marienplatz area and the Maximillianstrasse shopping. Shopping, dining, and tourist sites such as the Residence and English Gardens were easily within walking distance, yet far enough away to allow us to get away from crowds. The Marienplatz train station, with access to the S-bahn and U-bahn lines, was only about a 5 to 10 minute walk.

What the hotel could do better:

A little pricey, but well worth it.

David

Stayed April 2010

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Hotel Description

Despite its distinctly old-fashioned appearance, this is, perhaps, Munich's most sophisticated hotel. Small and discreet, the Mandarin Oriental is still widely referred to by its old name, the Rafael, though this 19th century building was only converted to a hotel in 1990.

This is probably due to the fact that many of the guests have been devotees since the hotel since it first opened, and often come several times a year (Zubin Mehta stays here every time he conducts the Opera series). Evidently, they all like the fruit on check-in, the newspaper in the morning, and the extremely familiar, extremely friendly faces of the concierge and the barman. An added bonus - everything in the mini bar is on the house. And the food, by the way, is absolutely sensational. Should you find yourself burnt out - as many visitors to Germany do - on bratwurst and strudel, escape downstairs to the restaurant, a landmark of the city's cuisine.

Your physical surroundings aren't so shabby either. The air is redolent with the many flowers strewn throughout. The Mandarin Oriental prides itself on its collection of prints and etchings, which includes several from its former namesake, the Italian painter Raphael himself. Real antiques decorate rooms that are architecturally quirky in a way unique to buildings over a century old. Like Prince Charles, you might want to sleep in room 608, which features a sitting room in a turret, and will make you feel like Rapunzel. Opinion is divided on the best aspect about the hotel, though. Some say it's the location - walking distance from anything you would possibly want to see in Munich, the Opera, the Marienplatz, shopping, and the Maximilianstrasse. Some say it's the nice pianist at the piano bar. But others say, hands down, that it's the terrace on the roof with its garden and heated pool from which you can see the Alps.

Please note: The reception area, lounge, and restaurant will be closed for renovations from January 26 through September 1, 2015, with ongoing work Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. Guests may enjoy meals at the restaurant on the third floor or via 24-hour room service.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 73 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Game room
  • Luggage storage
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Game room
  • Luggage storage
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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